Onyx is a momma cat who arrived at the Coweta Animal Shelter with her seven newborn kittens – all of them soaking wet.
The coal-black, longhair cat and her days-old kittens were found behind an air conditioning unit on Park Timbers Drive on Aug. 6. She’s estimated to be between 18 months and 2 years old.
She nursed her kittens at the shelter, and now four of them have been adopted, and it’s time for momma to find a new home.
When Onyx first came into the shelter, she was sassy and didn’t like to be touched, but she’s really come around, say shelter workers. She’s a mellow cat who is friendly, but not overly friendly.
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The Coweta County Animal Services Shelter is open for adoptions, but things are a little different because of COVID-19.
To enter the shelter, visitors must have their temperature taken, wear a mask or face covering, and sign a form attesting that they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Everyone must also step into a disinfectant station for their shoes.
Only two people per household may enter, and no one under 18 is allowed to enter the shelter. As of this week, adopters can bring their own dogs to meet their potential new family members, as long as they bring proof of rabies vaccination.
The shelter is located at 91 Selt Road, Newnan. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. All animals are spayed or neutered and microchipped before adoption and have their first round of vaccinations.
Kittens or puppies who are too young for spay or neuter surgery must be brought back to the shelter for the surgery, which is included in the adoption fees.
Adoption fees vary. Please call 770-254-3735 for more information.